On this day – Maryland becomes our Seventh State
April 28, 2024
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On April 28, 1788, 7th state Maryland was ratified into the United States.
Did you know? The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use. It also served as the national Capitol when Annapolis was our nation’s capitol – Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the army here.
What’s in a name? Maryland is named after Queen Henrietta Maria – wife of King Charles I, who granted the Maryland Charter.
Over the Maryland Fields, William Henry Holmes